Saturday, September 21, 2013

Northern Flicker

Not my favorite way to take a nature photo.  I would have preferred to get this shot while the northern flicker was in a tree or on the grass. This is the best shot I was able to get. Aren't the feather patterns interesting? I am pretty sure this is a young male, looks like the red feathers are coming in on his head. If you look closely, you will see that the edges of the wing feathers are orange. The undersides of the tail feathers are also orange. I love watching these birds, their antics are always entertaining.


Jo said...

There were several of these birds in my parents garden today and yes, they do get up to some antics ... they are fun ... and i love their feathers, so beautiful!

Izzy said...

Lovely photo!

damian said...

The most important is the observation :)

W moim kraju ten gatunek nie występuje. Wydaję się bardzo interesującym :)

Greetings from Poland :))